Health and Physical Education

OAS | Health & PE


Savannah Owen, M.Ed.,
Sport Administration

Director of Health and Physical Education


PE and Health Standards/Resources

These resources are a work in progress. If you would like to leave comments or suggestions regarding edits, revisions, or additions please contact us.

Establishing healthy behaviors during childhood is easier and more effective than trying to change unhealthy behaviors during adulthood. Schools play a critical role in promoting the health and safety of young people and helping them establish lifelong healthy behavior patterns.

Visit our Professional Development section to learn more about all upcoming Health and PE events.


State Vision Screening Reporting

The State Vision Screening Report is to be submitted on the Single Sign On Reporting Site.
This report is due annually by June 1.  You cannot enter results after July 1st.

All public school districts will report to the State Department of Education the number of Kindergarten, first, and third-grade students who submitted certification of a completed vision screening, and also the number of students who received a comprehensive eye examination from an optometrist or ophthalmologist.

Remember in order for school personnel to perform a vision screening, they must complete the “Vision Screening Certification Course.”  The certification is valid for three years.  You must be recertified within a month before the expiration date.

For more information, please visit the Oklahoma State Department of Health's School Vision Screening Web site.

Vision Screening Professional Development

Diabetes Management in Schools


The Diabetes Management in Schools Training is for anyone with the responsibility of a diabetes medical management plan of a student at the school. This can include teachers, school nurses, school personnel.

Virtual Diabetes Management in Schools Course

School personnel that have previously attended an in-person diabetes management training within one year can now attend the Virtual Diabetes Management Training online refresher course. Virtual Diabetes Management Training participants will watch a series of training videos, and successfully pass a series of quizzes to receive a course completion certificate. If you are interested in registering for the Virtual Diabetes Management Training, submit an electronic copy of your most recent course completion certificate to receive a registration link. If you are unable to produce an electronic copy of your most recent course completion certificate please contact me for further information via email.

Concussions (Sports-Related Injuries-S.B.1164)

This law becomes effective November 1, 2016.  It makes changes to the requirements for addressing athletes exhibiting signs of a concussion and adds new requirements for game and team officials.  Please refer to the Management of Concussion in Sports website for the free online training and further guidelines. 

Read Senate Bill 1164

Management of Concussion in Sports

New Emergency Guidelines for Schools

"What to do in an emergency" information for school staff when the school nurse is not available.

Walk Across Oklahoma

The physical activity program established by the State Board of Education shall also incorporate a "Walk Across Oklahoma" activity plan for school districts. The plan shall establish routes that challenge students to complete virtual walks across the state and at the same time learn facts, geography, and history about various locations in the state. The Board shall work with the Oklahoma 362 Tourism and Recreation Department and the Oklahoma Historical Society in developing the activity plan.

Meningococcal Meningitis

A. At the beginning of each school year, when the board of education of a school district provides information on immunizations, infectious disease, medications, or other school health issues to parents and guardians of students in grades six through twelve, the board shall include information about meningococcal meningitis. The information shall include at least the causes and symptoms of meningococcal meningitis, how it is spread, sources for additional information about meningococcal meningitis, and the availability, effectiveness, and risks of vaccination against the disease.880

B. The State Department of Education, in cooperation with the State Department of Health, shall develop and make available to school districts information that meets the requirements of subsection A of this section. The State Department of Education shall develop and make the information available in the most cost-effective and programmatically effective manner available as determined by the Department, which shall at a minimum include posting the information on the Department’s website. (70-1210.195)

Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) prevention education shall be taught in the public schools of this state. AIDS prevention education shall be limited to the discussion of the disease AIDS and its spread and prevention.

Students shall receive such education:

  1. At the option of the local school district, a minimum of once during the period from grade five through grade six;
  2. A minimum of once during the period from grade seven through grade nine; and
  3. A minimum of once during the period from grade ten through grade twelve.

Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline Act

HB 2432 went into effect on July 1 of this year. The bill requires each public school to post a sign in English and Spanish containing the toll-free Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline maintained by DHS. The sign must be posted in a clearly visible location in an area of the school that is readily accessible to students.

The bill also directs the State Board of Education to promulgate administrative rules relating to the size and location of the sign. These rules will be developed through the normal rule adoption process over the coming months. However, because the bill has already gone into effect, schools may use discretion in posting the signs until rules are implemented.

For your convenience, SDE has designed signs, one in English and one in Spanish, that you may use to meet the requirements of HB 2432. Please know that you are not required to use this sign design; however, if you do, please be sure to post both the English and Spanish versions.

Download the Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline Poster (English)

Download the Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline Poster (Spanish)

As a reminder, Oklahoma law also requires that every person who has reason to believe a child under the age of 18 is a victim of abuse or neglect report the matter promptly to DHS via the hotline.

If you have questions, contact Michelle Sutherlin, Director of Prevention Services, at or (405) 521-2106.

Chase Morris Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act

Senate Bill 239, the Chase Morris Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act, goes into effect July 1, 2015. Under the new law, every coach associated with an athletic activity must complete the sudden cardiac arrest training course offered by a provider approved by the Oklahoma State Department of Health before coaching.

In addition, prior to participation in an athletic activity, the student, and the student’s parent or guardian will need to review and sign the Athlete/Parent/Guardian Sudden Cardiac Arrest Symptoms and Warning Signs Information Sheet developed by the State Department of Health and Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE).

All coaches need to complete one of the FREE training courses listed below as soon as possible.

Associated Information

Provider: National Federation of High Schools
Course: Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Provider: Sports Safety International
Course: CardiacWise 2.0

Automated External Defibrillators (AED)

According to SB 932 (2008) – Contingent upon funding, each school district shall make automated external defibrillators available at each school site in the district.  See the list of possible funding that is available.  Local civic organizations, corporations, and businesses generally have funds available for community service initiatives and are very approachable.  If you are aware of private organizations or persons willing to make donations, please let the Oklahoma State Department of Education know so that the donors could be recognized.

Annual High School Student CPR Training

Effective school year 2015-2016 the “Dustin Rhodes and Lindsey Steed CPR Training Act” requires:

  • That all students in public schools, between ninth grade and graduation, shall receive instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and of the purpose of automated external defibrillator.

Associated Information:

Instructional Resources:

  • The American Heart Association offers several instructional resources with varying costs. The list below does not indicate mandated curriculum. Districts may choose alternative programs that are nationally recognized and evidence-based.
  • CPR in Schools Training Kit (Link)
  • Family & Friends CPR Anytime (Link)
  • Heartsaver CPR AED (Link)
  • Hands-Only CPR Video – American Heart (Free YouTube video)
  • Be the Beat (Link)
  • American Red Cross (Link)

Complete Text of HB 1378


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

SDE Suicide Prevention Page

Search County Health Departments - Outside Link

Last updated on January 10, 2019